Thursday, August 15, 2013

Free Webinar - Intro to OpenStack - by the Linux Foundation

By Vasudev Ram

I saw this news via the Linux Foundation's email newsletter.

The Linux Foundation is hosting a free webinar, Introduction to OpenStack Cloud.

OpenStack is FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) for deploying public and private clouds. NASA and Rackspace were among the original developers of OpenStack. In a short few years, OpenStack has become what may be the largest open source project after Linux (as I've heard it said).


OpenStack on Wikipedia

About the Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linus Torvalds, the original creator of Linux:

Linux Foundation staff

(I originally made a typo in the name of Linus above, wrote Linux :) Sorry, readers via Planet Python. Though I corrected it soon, it was already included in the feed. On the other hand, it might not be a bad moniker for him, considering what he's achieved :), along with countless others, of course.

Excerpt from the newsletter about the free OpenStack webinar:

Cloud Computing has taken the IT world by storm over the last few years. Advances in virtualization technology have made it possible to not only make much more efficient use of available hardware, but to offer it with previously unheard-of levels of flexibility. Furthermore, sysadmins and devops need not reinvent the wheel when deploying a cloud: a vibrant ecosystem has grown from the need for quality free and open-source tools to build such an infrastructure.

Due to the organized structure of OpenStack, rapid development, and flexible components, in just over three years, it has risen in the F/OSS community as the platform of choice for private and public cloud deployments. In this webinar, Adolfo Brandes, an OpenStack technical consultant for hastexo, will give an overview of why that is, including:

An overview of OpenStack and its components
A live demonstration of an OpenStack Cloud
Best practices on how to do a first deployment

Here are the webinar details:

Date: Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
Time: 9am Pacific / Noon Eastern / 1800 CEST

OpenStack is written in Python, and uses SQLAlchemy for database access.

SQLAlchemy is a database toolkit for Python, which provides both a "Core" Pythonic interface to the generic as well as specific capabilities of various relational databases, and also a higher-level ORM (Object Relational Mapper) built upon the Core.

Here is a video of Mike Bayer's Introduction to SQLAlchemy presented at the last PyCon 2013 in the US:

The list of members of the Linux Foundation is large, and colorful :) due to all the corporate logos.

Linux posts on jugad2

- Vasudev Ram - Dancing Bison Enterprises

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